Linda Mkhize, better known as ProKid, has passed away.
The South African hip-hop artiste’s death was confirmed by his family through a statement on Thursday.
The statement gave the cause of death as a “severe seizure attack”.
“The legendary SA hip-hop artist affectionately known as ProKid of Hip-Hop passed away on Wednesday‚ August 8‚ 2018,” the statement read.
“He suffered a severe seizure attack‚ whilst visiting friends and paramedics were called in to assist‚ they did their best to revive him to no avail and called his time of death at 20:38pm.”
The ‘Wild West’ rapper is considered to be one of the pioneers of hip-hop in South Africa.
Tributes for Mkhize have been pouring in from friends, fans, and industry colleagues.
Praying the news is not true, but If it is then my brother I wish you safe passage into heaven. You were indeed a pioneer, a legend and one incredible Emcee. For the record I never considered you a ProKid but rather a ProKing! #RIPProKid #RipPRO #RIPLindaMkhize 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/XgG9GzixFv
— ProVerb (@ProVerbMusic) August 8, 2018
— BET Africa (@BET_Africa) August 9, 2018
We're deeply saddened by the tragic passing of a lyrical genius, pioneering Hip Hop Artist, Linda Mkhize (Prokid). Prokid took rapping in African languages to great heights & he will go down as one of the greatest & most influential Hip Hop Artists of his generation. #RIPProKid pic.twitter.com/DIHez3G55W
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) August 9, 2018
THAT NUMBER 1 SOWETO BOY. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dZcX1dxQ2Z
— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 9, 2018
He was always so kind & sincere…bathong Linda..fela yalo papa? 💔 we lost an icon today…my deepest condolences to Prokid’s family,friends & fans..Re re ba gomotsege, ba tie mo moweng ka nako e e thata e…🙏🏽❤️ May he Rest In Peace! Thank you for the music. 💐 #RIPProkid pic.twitter.com/2nTT5HQPGE
— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) August 9, 2018
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